Naval Academy graduate and Vietnam Veteran Roger Staubach was drafted by the NFL in 1964 (Round 10 / Pick 129), but due to his Navy commitment, wasn't able to begin playing until the 1969 season. He played for the Dallas Cowboys for 11 seasons, from 1969 - 1979, in which he led the Cowboys to 2 Super Bowl victories, and earning himself Super Bowl MVP honors for Super Bowl VI.
He was the first of only 4 players to win both the Heisman Trophy and subsequently earn Super Bowl MVP recognition. He is also the last player from a military academy to win the Heisman.
The only time it could have happened, it didn't. On Sept. 10, 1979, the Dallas Cowboys played the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. The 37-year-old Staubach was in the final stages of his career as Dallas' quarterback (in fact, he retired after the season). Montana was a 23-year-old rookie, having been drafted in the third round by the 49ers in the spring.
But the starting quarterback for San Francisco that day was veteran Steve DeBerg, and it was he who lost a 21-13 showdown to Staubach and the Cowboys.
Staubach completed 20 of 33 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns. Montana would see better days.
He Played for the Pensacola Goshawks in 1967
Roger Staubach retired from the Dallas Cowboys after the 1979 season when he was 39 years old.
Six: Jim Kelley, Roger Staubach, John Elway, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana and Tom Brady
Craig Morten with Roger Staubach as back up. Roger Staubach with Morten as back up. Roger Staubach with Clint Longely as back up. RogerStaubach with Danny White as back up.
Staubach played with the Dallas Cowboys from 1969 to 1979. He led the NFL in passing three times and led the Cowboys to four Super Bowl berths, winning two of the title games.
Don Meredith, Craig Morton, Roger Staubach, Danny White, Steve Beuerlein, Troy Aikman and Tony Romo.
Craig Morton started 13 games while Roger Staubach started one and played mop-up in five more.
Roger Staubach played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1969 to 1979. As the starting quarterback for Dallas, he led the team to six National Football Conference championship games, four Super Bowls and two Super Bowl titles. He was inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor in 1983 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, who played in four Super Bowls during the 1970s, holds the record for fumbles with five.
Roger Staubach was the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys during the 1972 season. He began the calendar year as the winning quarterback of Super Bowl VI after a 24-3 victory over the Miami Dolphins on January 16, 1972.
Tom Brady has 7 and is tied with Joe Montana (1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993) with 7. He was with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1993 and the San Francisco 49ers for the other 6. John Elway (all with Denver), Roger Staubach (all with Dallas), and Terry Bradshaw (all with Pittsburgh) were in 6 conference championship games.
The Dallas Cowboys drafted quarterback Roger Staubach in the 10th round of the 1964 National Football League college draft. The 1963 Heisman Trophy winner might have been taken higher by an NFL team under normal circumstances. But Staubach attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, which meant that he had a five-year military obligation to deal with first. The Cowboys were willing to wait for Staubach as a future prospect, and their gamble paid off handsomely. From 1971 to 1979, he led the Cowboys to six NFC Championship Games, four Super Bowls and two Super Bowl titles. He also was a Pro Bowl selection five times. Staubach was inducted into the Cowboys' Ring of Honor in 1983 and enshrined at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio in 1985.
Roger Staubach played 125 games at quarterback for the Cowboys during the 1970s and led them to two Super Bowl victories.
Three players are tied for the single game record for most fumbles in a Super Bowl. This dubious trio each had three fumbles in a single game. They are:Roger Staubach, QB, Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl XJim Kelly, Buffalo Bills, Super Bowl XXVIFrank Reich, Buffalo Bills, Super Bowl XXVIIIn terms the most fumbles in a Super Bowl for multiple games, one man stands atop the leader board. The player with the most fumbles, with 5 fumbles in 4 games, in Super Bowl history is:Roger Staubach, QB, Dallas Cowboys